THE NEW CURRICULUM/THE NEW CURRICULUM FOR WALES

THE NEW CURRICULUM/THE NEW CURRICULUM FOR WALES

Actions and Detail Panel

Sales Ended

Date and time

Location

Online event

This training is a repeat event

About this event

Target Audience: All governors.

Course Provider: Education Support Officers

Aim & Purpose of the Training:

In February 2015 Welsh Government published the findings of Professor Graham Donaldson. His report, ‘Successful futures’ is a comprehensive, independent review of the curriculum and assessment arrangements in Wales.

His report also identifies the shortcomings of the current curriculum arrangements, which essentially remain as devised in 1988, a world before the World Wide Web and the advances in technology and globalisation that affect the way we live and work today. His report argues that the curriculum has become overloaded, complicated and, in parts, outdated.

The report identifies 4 purposes for the curriculum. It recommends that the entirety of the school curriculum should be designed to help all children and young people to become:

• ambitious, capable learners, ready to learn throughout their lives

• enterprising, creative contributors, ready to play a full part in life and work

• ethical, informed citizens of Wales and the world , ready to be citizens of Wales and the world

• healthy, confident individuals, ready to lead fulfilling lives as valued members of society.

Professor Donaldson’s recommendations mark a radical departure from the curriculum of the last century.

The course will explain in more detail the four purposes and the areas of learning and experience as well as what the implications are likely to be for schools in NPT.